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03-07-2015 07:03 AM
theericafish Decided to whip out the camera and tripod..



03-07-2015 02:44 AM
theericafish
Got the co2 adjusted back to a better flow rate after I had disconnected it to weigh the tank. Did a little trimming and replanting.

Crappy cell photo
03-03-2015 09:05 AM
theericafish Weighted the c02 tank to see if a refill was needed and after almost 2 years it still has 4lbs of co2 in it. 10# tank surprised its lasting this long.
02-10-2015 11:43 AM
theericafish Did a major trim couple days ago. Moss took over almost the entire hairgrass so I just went with it and am now attempting to grow a moss carpet. Did a big cleaning too and got a bunch of mulm out of some areas that were looking unsightly. Kind of want to add some hydrocotyle japonica or glosso to the tank to make a more mixed looking carpet/foreground.
02-07-2015 11:30 PM
theericafish Currently the co2 I'm sure is less than 30ppm because the drop checker does not reach a lime green color with 4dkh fluid. Probably more around 20-25ppm.
I'm using an in line atomizer at about 40psi through a dual stage regulator. The bubble rate is too fast to read.

For ferts I'm using a pps pro style approach so somewhat daily dosing but the longer I don't do a water change I dose less judging on what the plants look like. I feel that it keeps the nitrates down and the water quality relatively good.

I do top offs when the water level reaches about one inch below the top and try to keep the tds around 200 when doing water change. Tap tds around 130. Usually do about 7gallon or less water change(about half the tank drained) every 2-3 weeks.
02-07-2015 06:53 AM
umarnasir335 All your tanks are spectacular but that 20 long looks lush and balanced (especially for not changing the water for 3 weeks)! How much co2 are you running on it currently?
02-07-2015 05:23 AM
theericafish
The current state of the tank. Glass is a bit dirty this is at about 3 weeks of no trim or water change.
01-24-2015 10:24 AM
theericafish I'm using a nikon d5200 with the stock lens. I want to invest in a 105 macro lens or the 40mm macro, or the 35mm. Will probably end up getting the 35mm because its all around useful and not just for fish tanks.

The stock lens is alright but you have some limitations when it comes to low light without cranking the iso up. Fish looking blurry due to slow shutter speed etc.

Thanks for the compliment
01-24-2015 05:40 AM
chinaboy1021 Very nice looking tanks. What camera/lens are you using? Your photos are spectacular
01-24-2015 05:34 AM
theericafish
Got a new tripod today so testing that out. New growth in the tank.
01-17-2015 05:00 AM
theericafish
The Current 5g, added subwassertang from the 20L which was getting too crazy. Blue velvet shrimp doing good. Nitrates were ridiculously low even after no water change for 3 weeks I had about 10ppm.


Shrimp dinner time.


The 10g, added a flag fish a while ago to eat hair algae and worked great. I think some of the older cherry shrimp died, had some that were over an inch long.


The 20L at the moment. Post trim so not the best looking at the moment, its in the grow back phase.


1/7 blue tetras I added to the 20L a while ago, they started mating after the water change and got really colorful, hard to catch them on camera they are fast little guys.
12-24-2014 08:44 AM
theericafish
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Originally Posted by Zoidborg View Post
Uh Im so jealous! It looks great!
Thanks! My goal has always been to get the tank fully planted and it seems I'm reaching that point. I wish I had room for a 40B :'(
12-23-2014 04:25 PM
Zoidborg Uh Im so jealous! It looks great!
12-23-2014 07:52 AM
theericafish
Too lazy to update overcrowded first post. The tank looked like this a bit ago before a huge trim.

Added fish yesterday, 7 Blue tetras and 3 Glowlight danios. Blue tetras are very active and the danios also. The tank dynamic is a lot different now than with just the cardinals and neons. Pretty maxed out with about 20 tetras, 2 siamese algae eaters, 2 otos, 3 danios. They seem to be fine due to the tank being heavily planted. The sae are almost always hidden digging around somewhere.

Also the hair grass is slowly being taken over by the moss(pretty much inevitable). It bothered me at first but then sort of grew on me, I like the layered effect and grown in feeling of it. Tank differs from pic a bit right now, its trimmed down and I added a few more stones due to the old ones becoming moss covered. Subwassertang ball has reached about the size of a fist and started from about one peice that was an inch long about 6 months ago.

Also managed to defeat clado and hair algae for the most part. I did manual removal for as long as I could stand then dosed algae fix at slightly lower than the usual dosage and began using excel more regularly. I also grew out the stems from about 6 inches to around 12 inches then cut the top 6 inches off to get rid of any algae that was growing on the top areas(closer to the light). Unfortunately I can't use this method for my shrimp tanks which are also suffering from hair algae. The shrimp seem to breed better with it in the tank though(its forming sort of balls of algae for them to frolic in :P)
10-31-2014 08:45 AM
theericafish Need to get back to updating, Tank has changed a bit.
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